DaveinOlyWA wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:48 am
danrjones wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:12 am
DougWantsALeaf wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:13 am
Even 73-74 feels a good step faster than the 44 you usually get from the older Chademos.
Guess we need the new EVGo stations up to see if the Leaf can do better.
Doesn't EA bump their $ rate up at 75 KW, so if you touch 75 for even a few seconds, you bump into the next cost tier?
So ideally you want to stay at 74 or bellow. It would suck to get charged the higher rate for charging briefly at 76 KW
The rate is based on the station you plug into. 50 KW will never charge the higher rate no matter how fast you charge. Conversely, you plug into a 150 KW station with a 100 KW car that whose SOC is past the knee and you never get more than 40 kw, you will still be charged the higher rate.
So if you plugged a 50 kW CCS into one of the 150 or even 350 kW plugs, and never drew more than a peak of 50 kW, you get charged at a higher rate? That's not what I expected.
On their website they say "Our DC fast charging stations have a range of 50kW, 150kW, and 350kW chargers. These kW values refer to the maximum power each charger can provide"
For CA, their rate plans are listed at 75 or less, 125 or less and 350 or less.
So to hit 75, wouldn't you "theoretically" have to use the 150kW charger?
Sorry, something just doesn't make sense.